Meet The Providers

Dr. Carl Vincent, LCPC
Dr. Vincent specializes in working with adults who are experiencing various forms of relationship based problems with other adults, children, family members or coworkers. He also works with those individuals who have experienced repeated relationship failures. He has extensive experience in working with people who are are actively experiencing a divorce, divorce aftermath and reconstruction of a post-divorce adult life. Dr. Vincent is experienced in working with people who are experiencing Stress, Depression and Bipolar type disorders. This includes the initial evaluation and focusing on both short-term and long-term treatment objectives. Dr. Vincent has a strong interest in working with individuals whom have committed adultery as well as those who have had partner commit adultery. The emphases of treatment is recovery, prevention, reestablishment of trust, forgiveness and self-understanding.

Dr. Sharon Lash, Psychologist
Is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the general practice of psychology. Dr. Lash works with adults, couples and parents to help improve daily living, performance, family life, and manage other life changing experiences such as grief, loss, or divorce. She treats the full range of anxiety and mood disorders, including phobias, depression and bipolar disorders. Experienced working with posttraumatic stress and problems with dissociation resulting from stress responses. This includes individuals who have experienced car accidents, sexual or physical abuse, medical traumas or are recovering alcoholics. She also works with eating disorders, including those struggling with binge eating that impact health conditions. Dr. Lash addresses issues with attachment for individuals who find it difficult to form new relationships or develop comfortable or close relationships with their loved ones. She also works with those whom stress or emotional conflict has compromised physical problems or medical illnesses. Dr. Lash is a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Brain Spotting Therapist.

Dr. Lynn Garvin-Huntley, Psychologist
Is in the general practice of psychology with emphasis on the problems of women and couples. She is interested in helping people with issues of adjustment; women's adjustment to motherhood, men and women's adjustment to marriage and parenthood, and parents' adjustment to parenting adolescent children. Dr. Garvin-Huntley provides psychological services to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, postpartum depression, and other issues. The focus of treatment is on alleviating distress and enhancing personal well-being. Dr. Garvin-Huntley also has special interest in treating the psychological aspects of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Robert Lott, LCPC
Is in general practice, with emphasis on the problems of children and adults. He has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with children, adolescents, and adults, and other related school problems. He also provides counseling and guidance to parents who are experiencing child behavioral management problems, particularly single parent families. Other areas of specialization involve the treatment of addictive disorders and substance abuse problems with adolescents and adults, including co-dependency issues and issues of adult children of dysfunctional families. He also provides services in the areas of: anxiety; depression; anger management; relationship problems; and intimacy problems.

Dr. Gary Nordick, Psychologist
Works with men and women of all ages over a broad range of difficulties. These include; job related concerns, the emotional and psychological stresses associated with aging parents, changes in relationships, marital difficulties, transitioning from abusive relationships, loss due to death or divorce, and the numerous stresses involved in living in today's society. He has training and experience in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. He also works with bioethical issues such as the reproductive technologies, abortion, and end-of-life questions such as euthanasia and medical experimentation. In addition to degrees in Counseling and Psychology, he also has formal theological training. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and has an extensive background in faith development and Christian counseling.

Frank Woolley, LCSW
Practices in the areas of: relationship and marital problems; child and adolescent adjustment; family interactions; anger management; work-related stress; substance abuse; crises due to job loss; adjustment to college life; identity issues; divorce; anxiety; depression; and general life stress. He also has an interest in the special issues of adoption, adoptive parents, and birth parents of adopted children.

Dr. G. Brent Ludwig, Psychologist
Is in the general practice of psychology, providing services to adolescents and adults. Common presenting problems include depression, anxiety, relationship problems, excessive worry, adjustment to health problems, anger management, and work related problems. He has experience working with older adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Ludwig also has a strong background in conducting psychological assessments. Areas of special interest include public safety psychology and health psychology.

Andy Furgason, LCPC
Andy earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Illinois University. He is in general practice working with adolescent and adult individuals as well as couples to address multiple issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, work and school related issues, anger management, grief and loss, and marital/partner relational problems. Andy specializes in treating the anxiety disorders: panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder using evidence based treatments-cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP).

Cynthia Green, LCPC
Provides counseling to individuals, marriages and families of any age. She offers assistance with issues related to managing anger, grief, anxiety and depression. Other areas of experience and interest include: infidelity / separation / divorce, unemployment, ex-offender, career counseling, pre-marital counseling and multi-cultural issues. Cynthia has an extensive background in ministry and works from a Christian perspective to assist in the area of faith related concerns. She is also available to facilitate groups or workshops on a variety of mental health topics for churches, social or civic organizations.

Burt Bolt, LCPC
Is in the general practice of counseling individuals and couples with relationship concerns: positive self-image; relationship with spouse, significant other, or family; or relating to the challenges of life changes/phases. Burt's interests with individual counseling include, but are not limited to: self-worth, anger and rigid thinking; anxiety and depression; verbal and emotional abuse, including male sexual abuse. Interests with couples counseling include communication, perception, loving, sex, conflict-management, and step-family concerns. Burt offers counseling for pre-marital, marital, and post-marital couples. His experience also includes work related issues, career goals, and work/life balance.

Dr. Debbie Sommers, LCSW
Specializes in family issues providing psychotherapy services to couples, families, children, and adolescents, especially as trust issues develop as teens and their parents maneuver the task of launching the teen into young adulthood. Dr. Sommers also has expertise in: anger and stress management; treatment of depression; working with anxiety disorders including panic attacks and generalized anxiety. She also works with those experiencing health problems and having to adjust to newly inflicted limitations, as well as the need to make lifestyle changes to enhance their health using a wellness focus. Dr. Sommers earned her PhD in April 2007 and is a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois.

Jan Willis, MS, LCPC
Jan's treatment approach honors the mind/body/spirit approach to healing the entire self. Jan is non-judgmental and accepting. This is a place where you can tell your story and be honored for where you "are" and also receive help to get to where you want to be. Jan teaches mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and crisis intervention (dialectical behavioral therapy). She also uses cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold-standard for mood disorders, to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Trained after 9/11, Jan has been a trauma specialist for 10 years, using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing [EMDR] as a successful treatment for patients ages 6 to 75. For those who choose faith - based sessions, therapy is approached with prayer and incorporates scriptural stories and biblical truths. Clients have stated, "I have never known a therapist who uses scripture and faith throughout the sessions like Jan does" - and through mercy and grace, they achieve recovery. Jan has experience with clients of all ages, works with families to preserve the family unit, and with couples to honor marriage.

Valerie Olson, LCPC
Valerie earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Western Illinois University. She is high energy yet has a calming presence. She works from an accepting, nonjudgmental framework treating the client as a partner in the journey to discover who and where they want to be. She has success working with diverse patient populations including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief issues, domestic violence, codependence, addiction issues, adjustment issues, dealing with illness and chronic pain and crisis intervention. She is also trained in custody and divorce mediation. She enjoys counseling individuals and couples of all ages with relationship concerns with spouse, family and peers; relating to the challenges of life changes/phases; child and adolescent adjustment; family interactions including stepfamily concerns; anger/stress management; work-related stress/crises; career issues; identity/self image issues; and general life stress.

Justin Shoemaker, LCSW
Justin provides an open, accepting space for people to explore personal growth and find solutions in their lives. He believes that the core of the work is in the trust partnership built between therapist and client. You will find him to be warm and gentle yet candid. Mindfulness, recovery, and spirituality are three key concepts in progress towards a better life and will often be aspects of the healing process. Justin likes working especially with Seniors as well as with Adults, and Adolescents and particularly likes assisting persons with anxiety and compulsive issues. He is in the general practice of psychotherapy and is an alum of the University of Illinois where he did both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Dale Guebert, LCPC
Dale a Guebert, a licensed clinical profession counselor,is in the general practice of counseling children, adolescents, families, parents and adults. His areas of expertise include; anger management,school issues, behavioral concerns in children and adolescents and addressing parent/ child conflict. Dale has over 25 years Of experience assisting clients in increasing their self awareness around unhealthy patterns of interactions and replacing them with productive and sustaining skills of interaction. He is adept in working with anger management issues in adult men, grief and loss, as well as post divorce concerns and helping individuals rebuild their life. Dales skills and expertise offer individuals a pathway to hope through the use of a variety of counseling techniques including Christian counseling.

Tara Smith-Prybil, LCPC
Tara is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years working in the mental health field. Her professional experience includes: divorce issues, trauma work, bullying, depression, anxiety and group work with adults, adolescents and youth. Tara has a special interest in women's issues, parenting and trauma. Initiating counseling services can be difficult for people. Tara's goals is to provide a warm and welcoming presence to help people work through the issues they present in therapy.


Paula Dix, LCSW, LISW
Paula is passionate about helping others to overcome life's struggles, and has over 20 years' experience providing mental health therapy. She enjoys working with all ages, including 3 to 80+. Paula takes time to get to know you and find a therapy approach that is effective with her non-judgmental and nurturing approach. Among Paula's many specialties are: women's issues, life transitions, children (ages 3 and up), adolescents/young adults, couples', and older adults. Paula is a Certified Play Therapist for young children.

Alex Hogg
Alex specializes in working with individuals who have suffered trauma in their lives. He works with clients ages 11 to 80 to aid them in uncovering this underlying issues that keep them from being able to enjoy a healthy, happy life. Alex works through the trauma using a multi directional approach including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mindfulness practice, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Through the use of these techniques, Alex is able to address many issues, including Anxiety, ADHD, Cutting and Self Harming behaviors, defiant behavior, pain management, and grief. It is his mission to help every client be able to lead a healthy and content life without letting the trials of the past continue to control their future. Alex is a graduate of St Ambrose University and has been working with community and residential clients since 2010.